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David Lujan, Esq.
Karen McLaughlin, MPA
Director of Budget and Research
Ethan Clay
Economic Policy Analyst


Advisory Board
Chad Campbell
Strategies 360
George Cunningham
Grand Canyon Institute
Max Gonzales
Chicanos Por La Causa
Enrique Lopez Lira
Grand Canyon University
Georganna Meyer
The Maguire Company
Dana Wolfe Naimark
Children’s Action Alliance
Sam Richard
Protecting Arizona’s Family Coalition
Jim Rounds
Rounds Consulting Group
Randie Stein
Stifel Nicolaus
Marie Sullivan
Community Leader
Tom Rex
Center for Competitiveness & Prosperity Research
W.P. Carey School of Business, Ariz. State University
Elliott Hibbs
Retired, State of Arizona Department Director

The Arizona Center for Economic Progress engages a diverse group of partners in advancing thoughtful analysis and effective solutions to generate economic growth shared by all Arizonans. We work toward a long-term vision that builds economic opportunity and quality jobs through great education, balanced tax and budget policies, as well as robust infrastructure.

Our priorities:

  • Quality jobs
  • Economic growth
  • A long-term vision for Arizona

Our work:

Utah and Nevada: What are the Neighbors Doing? 

Webinar: What is the Return on Investment on Tax Cuts?

Why Arizona Should Care About the Federal Budget, 2017

Arizona’s State Budget and Taxes: What Every Arizonan Should Know About Growing Our Economy, 2017

Kansas Tax Cuts Failed to Spur Jobs and Economic Growth, 2017

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News Releases:

Arizona Center for Economic Progress Begins Statewide Collaboration, Work, 1/5/17 

In the News:

Phoenix-Based Think Tank Arizona Center for Economic Progress Launches, 1/6/17

Arizona Gets a Tax Warning From Kansas, 1/6/17

A Warning to Arizona on Income Tax Cuts: ‘Don’t Do What Kansas Did’, 1/6/17

New Arizona Economic Think Tank Launches Today, 1/5/17